Laurence Maroney: The Key To Any Patriots Running Game

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Throughout two weeks of the preseason, the New England Patriots have had a solid running game. But don't get too excited yet. 
I am not saying that this team doesn't have quality running backs—they do.
Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris, Kevin Faulk, and Benjarvus Green-Ellis all make up a nice running back corps. But it's not a matter of how talented they are, it's a matter of how much effort head coach Bill Belichick will make to establish the run. 
After two games in the preseason, it'd be safe to say that the Patriots are making a large effort to establish a running game. But I just don't see this happening on a regular basis throughout the regular season.
All of New England's backs are average and quality, but none are capable of taking over a game. I'm not saying that's what New England needs, but if they want a solid running game, they need to find a work horse.
New England had a work horse in all of their Super Bowl years. For t...

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